This poem is from her book - bone. Extended version out September 26th.
You want to listen to Yrsa's spoken performance of Mental Health. Her voice, accompanied by the soft keys played, will bring healing in many forms. You'll find all the strength to power through.
Yrsa Daley-Ward is a writer and poet of mixed West Indian and West African heritage. Born to a Jamaican mother and a Nigerian father, Yrsa was raised by her devout Seventh Day Adventist grandparents in the small town of Chorley in the North of England. She splits her time between London and Los Angeles. Read quotes from her work here.
Source: Yrsa Daley-Ward, "Mental Health" from bone. Used with the permission of the author.
Image: Jamal Otolorin via i-D Magazine.